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Austin Gormley - Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Sweden

Austin Gormley - Copyright Phil Behan / DFA

Welcome Message

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Ireland in Sweden.

It was a great honour and privilege to present credentials to HM King Carl XVI Gustaf on 29 October 2020 and to be formally accredited as the twentieth Ambassador of Ireland to Sweden.

I am strongly committed to further building the warm relations and friendship between Sweden and Ireland in the years ahead.  Our connections are enriched by a shared European history and perspectives as well as by common values.  A commitment to human rights, social justice and to protect the rights and dignity of the most vulnerable in the world are at the heart of these values.  Our common memberships of the European Union and United Nations underpin our cooperation and commitment to peace and security internationally, particularly as we navigate challenging times.

Our economic relationship with Sweden is as important as ever. Trade between the two countries is valued at over €5 billion and investment flows from Swedish industry continue to be strong. Post-Brexit the team at the Embassy will continue to work in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Bord Bia and IDA Ireland to develop new opportunities for Irish and Swedish companies and to protect employment.

The pandemic makes this a particularly challenging time but since taking up my post I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the Irish community and business groups active here. I look forward to meeting more over the coming period as circumstances allow and to discussing how we can build our cultural, sporting, education and business exchanges in the years ahead.

I hope that you find this website and the links it contains informative and do please contact us at the Embassy if you have any queries.

We also have a twitter account to keep you updated so please follow us @IrishEmbSweden.

Le gach dea-ghuí / with best wishes,

 

Austin Gormley

Ambassador of Ireland / Ambasadóir na hÉireann